The purpose of the Common Goal Lacrosse Club is to provide a fair affordable opportunity for girls to play lacrosse at a competitive level.

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Common Goal Girl’s Lacrosse
Youth Development Philosophy and Plan

Tricia Condon
2017 Orange and Spencerport Lacrosse Head Coach


Table of Contents


  1. Pyramid of Youth Development and Girl’s Youth Lacrosse Development Chart                               
  2. Individual Skill Development for 3rd-5th Grade                        
  3. Individual Skill Development for 6th-8th Grade                        
  4. Individual Skill Development for 9th & 10th Grade                    



        Pyramid of Youth Development


Our Youth Development Objective
The goal of our club and coaching staff is to develop and maintain well-rounded lacrosse players who work to constantly improve individual stick skills, establish an understanding of team concepts, and apply these skills successfully. While tirelessly working to improve their performance, our athletes are coached to apply their knowledge on the field and continue to advance their understanding of the game. Combined with the athletes’ passion and the coaches positive feedback, our goal is to create elite lacrosse players who demonstrate success at the highest level of play possible.

Youth Lacrosse Skills Development Chart Key

N/A Not applicable yet at this level of girls lacrosse
ND=New & Developing A skill that is introduced at the beginning of the season and taught throughout the year. The skill is reinforced and developed through various drills in practice. The athlete is able to begin using this skill in games.
Ex. The athlete is taught the technique of catching with your weak hand.
P= Proficient A skill that the athlete is comfortable using in games, and is progressing on performing with consistency.
Ex. The athlete is able to demonstrate her ability to catch with her weak hand, but still shows forcible comfort with her strong hand.
A= Advanced The skill is consistent and successful, and focus has shifted from repetition and refinement to implementation in specific scenarios.
Ex. The athlete’s weak hand catching is “second nature” and during competition, she does not think twice about using it when appropriate.


Catching and Throwing 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th, 7th & 8th   9th & 10th
Strong Hand Throw ND P A
Off-hand Throw ND P P
Strong Catch ND P A
Off-hand Catch ND P P
Catching with pressure N/A ND P


Ground Balls 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th, 7th & 8th   9th & 10th
Scoop and Protect ND P